Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ stops in Providence

This is a photo of a Jagged Little Pill poster. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — “Jagged Little Pill” the musical is stopping in Providence on their United States tour.

Performances will run from Jan. 18 to Jan. 22 at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

The production said the show is inspired by Alanis Morissette’s album, “Jagged Little Pill.”

PPAC said Tuesday night’s performance was canceled at the beginning of the show because of technical issues. Moving forward, the shows will resume as planned.

ABC 6 News spoke with the cast, who said the show addresses many difficult topics, such as sexual assault and addiction.

Mary Jane Healy, who’s played by Heidi Blickenstaff, is a mother who is struggling with opioid addition.

“I think a lot of people feel seen and heard by Jagged, and hopefully they can even start to feel a little healed too, or be on their way to that,” said Blickenstaff.

Although the show deals with hardships, Blickenstaff said there is comedic relief to break up the performance.

“We do deal with such heavy subject matter that the only way to really kind of survive that two and half hours is if you can laugh,” said Blickenstaff. “You’re laughing through your pain and your tears.”

PPAC is asking those who had tickets for Tuesday night’s show to contact their box office.

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